Project Title: Istanbul Information Society Watchdog Group

Project Duration: 12 months

Start Date: 21 July 2011

Funding Authority: Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA) – Information-oriented Economic Development Financial Programme

Project Coordinator: Turkish Informatics Foundation (TBV)

Project Partners: Sabancı University

Associate Partners: Informatics Industry Association (TUBISAD)

Status: Completed


Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is;

to ensure the democratization of the processes of establishing R & D and Innovation policies in order to increase the competition in civil society, university and public cooperation in Istanbul, to support the adoption of the European Union acquis and thus to contribute to the socio-economic development in Istanbul.

To achieve this general goal, 3 specific targets are defined. These;

– To develop R & D and Innovation in ICT sector in Istanbul, establish a new, effective, transparent and democratic monitoring mechanism with public establishment, civil society and university cooperation

– Awareness of ICT Competitiveness and Innovation in Istanbul, support and contributing awareness of policy makers and innovation actors (industry, NGO, university)

– Contributing to compliance with EU acquis related on Information Society and Media, Research and Science chapters


Istanbul Information Society Watchdog Group Members

Name Organization
Leyla Arsan TAGES / TBV
Doç. Dr. Cemil Arıkan Sabancı University
Ali Akurgal Akurgal Danışmanlık
Erdem Gülgener LOGO
Bülent Erbaş KoçSistem
Ekin Nazım Kaya BOTEGO
Prof. Dr. Atilla Dikbaş Technobee/İTÜ
Gülara Tırpançeker Tekimed
Selçuk Karaata Sabancı University
Aslıhan Kağnıcı TAGES
Haluk Gökmen Egesys
Tayfun Uğur TBV
Mustafa Aykut Türk Telekom



TAGES carried out the project management and coordination activities and designed and implemented the watchdog methodology


For more info:

Telephone: +90 212 2232101










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